Social Work Department
Dr. Elaine Rinfrette
Dr. Christine Rine, PhD
Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat in today’s job market. Edinboro University recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning.
Providing excellent internship experience opportunities is a priority for the University, and the stories of student success in the workplace have been overwhelming. MSW students enjoy Field Education Internships that are individually matched with an agency setting in their field of interest and within their respective commuting distance.
Edinboro Social Work students have interned at Erie Family Center, GECAC Drug and Alcohol and Area Agency on Aging, Mental Health Association, Center for Family Services, Hispanic American Council, Sarah Reed Children’s Center and Retirement Center, Erie City School District, Millcreek Community Hospital, Crawford County Hospice Brighter Horizons Behavioral Health, Youth Advocate Program and many other locations. View our database of agencies with whom we have current Affiliation Agreements.
The Social Work Department provides valuable resources by building new community partnerships and further cultivating those that exist. Among these are our collaborations with George Junior Republic, one of the country’s largest, private, nonprofit residential treatment communities for at-risk youth; and our partnership in Hawaii where we address the training needs of Bachelor level practitioners who have reached out to our department for consultation and curriculum support.
Students are encouraged to contact the Social Work Department internship coordinators for consultation and more information.
Natalie Montero, MSW
MSW Internship Coordinator
Office: Hendricks Hall, G34
Phone: (814) 732-1707
|Dr. Margaret Smith
BSW Internship Coordinator
Phone: (814) 732-1747
Medical professionals, social workers, counselors, therapists and leaders in business, education, criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at Edinboro University, and so can you.
The EU Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus.
Alumni from the Department of Social Work have gone on to succeed in rewarding careers in their field of study. Graduates find employment in a variety of settings working with the elderly, children, people with mentally illnesses, people with intellectual disabilities, adult and juvenile offenders, and persons with disabilities. Graduates work in schools, institutions for dependent populations, group homes, mental health centers, hospitals, child welfare agencies, nursing homes, community centers and many other human service organizations.